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Poster: bluedevil Date: May 5, 2009 3:22pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Sam & HF

love that song! (but was speaking of Adolf "at least I'm not Annie Duke" Hitler - reference for Dire)

timely georgia refernce in light of today's news....

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Poster: William Tell Date: May 5, 2009 3:54pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Sam & HF

Actually, Adolph played three days of solemn music after the destruction of Paulus and the Sixth Army...whatever your view on the Germanic Role in WWII, no one can deny the sacrifice of the boys of the Sixth Army...

Of 300,000 lost, 91,000 were taken prisoner in early February of 1943. Only 5,000 ever saw their homeland again.

Not defending...just saying. Erich von Mainstein said before hand that disobeying Hitler was the only reasonable course of action.

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Poster: veblen Date: May 5, 2009 4:54pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Sam & HF

and ole Adolph tried to play that little mental trick with Paulus promoting him to field marshall in order to to give him the "no German Field marshall ever surrendered" speech but Paulus didn't take the bait and became the first German Field Marshall to surrender a day after the promotion...he ended up living until '57...

funny, I gave up my life of soviet studies about the time the wall came down thinking all of the "fun" was over...boy was I wrong...time to do some reading on georgia...

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Poster: William Tell Date: May 5, 2009 11:11pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Sam & HF

Ha--your name is obviously "why" I must've randomly thrown in the "music post Stalingrad" reference, recalling our prior talks, subconsciously I guess! Funny...